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Cuomo challenger gets help from former NJ governor

10-15-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey governor is lending some help to Rob Astorino — even if current Gov. Chris Christie won't. Former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman penned a fundraising email sent Wednesday morning in support of ...

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

10-15-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...
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Transportation Committee Discusses Infrastructure

10-14-14
The Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing about the Transportation Trust Fund, which is running low.

Top Obama aide, NYC mayor discuss terror threat

10-14-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser has been talking with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton about the threat posed in the U.S. by terrorist groups and foreign fighters ...

Poll: MacArthur leading in US House race

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds the Republican candidate leading in New Jersey's 3rd District congressional race. The Monmouth Poll released Tuesday has Tom MacArthur with 51 percent support to Democrat Aimee Belgard's 41 percent. Given its ...

New Jersey Senate approves sports-betting bill

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in the state. Lawmakers cast their votes Tuesday afternoon. The measure is the latest in a yearslong effort to authorize sports wagering and ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 14, 2014

10-14-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie: I would rather die than be a senator

10-14-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he'd rather die than become a U.S. senator. The Republican governor told an NAACP audience Saturday that he'd rather drown himself in the Potomac River than serve as a senator from his state. He said ...

State delays action on Lockheed Martin tax break

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State economic officials have delayed action on a bid by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. to get $107 million in New Jersey tax breaks for a facility in Camden. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority was due to ...

New Jersey voter registration deadline Tuesday

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Voters will choose between Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican challenger Jeff Bell, along with two ballot ...